Emotional Resiliency of Families Dealing with Autism in Social Media

Amit Saha, Nitin Agarwal

Abstract

Nowadays online social media is used extensively by families dealing with various health issues, such as autism, diabetes, obesity, etc., to share experiences with other members of the community. The interaction between members of health community can be systematically analyzed to build a knowledge base for others who are dealing with the same health conditions. In this study, we analyze one such health community, i.e., the autism community and evaluate stress dispersed among the community members using social network analysis along with sentiment analysis methodology. We found that the autism blogger community provides nominal stress during the interaction with other community members. Differences across various classified groups like autistic bloggers, mother bloggers with autistic kids, father bloggers with autistic kids, and autism support group blogs in different social media platforms (blogs and Twitter) were analyzed in context of stress. Families dealing with autism have a better quality of life with reduced stress by interacting with fellow autism community members in social media.

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Saha A. and Agarwal N. (2016). Emotional Resiliency of Families Dealing with Autism in Social Media . In Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2016) ISBN 978-989-758-170-0, pages 377-382. DOI: 10.5220/0005774703770382


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@conference{healthinf16,
author={Amit Saha and Nitin Agarwal},
title={Emotional Resiliency of Families Dealing with Autism in Social Media},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2016)},
year={2016},
pages={377-382},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005774703770382},
isbn={978-989-758-170-0},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2016)
TI - Emotional Resiliency of Families Dealing with Autism in Social Media
SN - 978-989-758-170-0
AU - Saha A.
AU - Agarwal N.
PY - 2016
SP - 377
EP - 382
DO - 10.5220/0005774703770382